Origin: Canada and Mexico

Habitat: Grassy areas and lightly planted forests

Diet: Small prey, mice and rabbit

Lifespan: 10 years.

Average Size: Weight:0.7 kg, Length: 51 cm


The ferret is a domesticated form of European polecat from the same family as the weasel.  They typically have brown, black, white or mixed fur and a long slender body and cone shaped nose.  Ferrets often perform a playful “weasel war dance” whereby they hop in a frenzy and bizarre manner and topple over clumsily.